SolidWorks is a solid modelling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. It’s a great software that can be used for a variety of purposes in different industries.
One of the biggest differences between the software systems is that only AutoCAD is compatible with both MAC computers and Windows. SolidWorks is only able to run on Windows machines. … AutoCAD works only in 2D while SolidWorks deals with 3D. AutoCAD works best with electrical, mechanical and plumbing project designs.
SOLIDWORKS is a very productive 3D CAD software tool, with its integrated analytical tools and design automation to help stimulate physical behaviour such as kinematics, dynamics, stress, deflection, vibration, temperatures or fluid flow to suit all types of design.
credit by Praveen Rathore
Design Engineer (ME)